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Title: NASA Earth Observatory: Escape from the Amazon
Url: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/LBA_Escape/
Creator: Lindsey, Rebecca.
Simmon, Robert.
Publisher: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: As part of NASA's Earth Observatory, visitors to the Escape from the Amazon Web site are invited to "Accompany NASA scientists as they explore our world and unravel the mysteries of climate and environmental change." The Escape from the Amazon feature focuses on the buildup of carbon dioxide and its effect on global climate change, and the role that forests play in reversing this trend. A really neat feature of this site is a glossary function that can be turned on or off. When on, it highlights technical terms. Clicking on any highlighted term will bring up a very descriptive and straightforward definition. Also included as the second part of the feature is an introduction to the large-scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia. This feature highlights the enormity and significance of the Amazon River Valley and its effect on global climate. This Web site is a great outreach and educational tool offered by NASA and should be interesting to lay readers, scientists, and teachers. Several great graphics help to illustrate the information provided.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental education. Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Botany -- Plant ecology -- Physiographic regions (General) -- Land -- Other special, A-Z -- Rain forests
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- By type of environment, A-Z -- Rain forests
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Climatology and weather -- Special topics, A-Z -- Global warming
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Technology
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Botany
Science -- Informal education
Key Concept: Ecology -- Climate
Agriculture -- Forestry
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2003
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Science Materials
StillImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-07-22 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-06-28 12:35:17 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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Resource URL Clicks: 6
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